Archive for November, 2011

Radiation Day 6

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Radiation SymbolRAD Patient: that’s what my parking pass says. This pass lets me park right in front of the building, whose basement I must enter for my daily treatment! This RAD patient gets gowned and enters a Star Wars room of huge machines and laser lights that align with my belly and its “tattoos.” Low dose radiation is beamed at my abdomen to sterilize any little molecules that are wandering around. A total of 15 minutes and I’m out of there!

I will have a total of 25 treatments that bring with them nausea and drowsiness.  So that means I cannot drive heavy machinery (does that count refrigerators and stoves — my excuse for not doing much cooking lately).

All of this fun ends Dec. 23 , and then, I get a week off before we return to Chemo.   RADical!

Blessed Are The Flexible

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Plan BPlan A was always my first choice.  You know, the one where everything works out to be Happily Ever After. But more often than not, I find myself dealing with the upside-down version where nothing goes as it should. This isn’t MY idea of a good time 🙁

At this point the real test begins, of my character, that is. Do I sink or swim? Do I wallow in self-pity(sometimes)? Do I think of myself as the victim or simply turn a page and make the best of the situation??? The choice is mine. Life is all about how you handle plan B! Lemonade anyone?

Radiation starts next Thursday

I get cards!

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

I have received so many cards, the postman has thanked me personally for giving him job security. Sooo many dear friends want to help, provide, cook, visit, transport, and yet there are so many limitations and not enuff  little tasks.  So funny cards, sentimental cards, religious cards, they all say I pray, I care.  I have so many cards that IF I set them on fire, they’d keep me warm the rest of my life, and they will!  

Chemo 3 of 6 under way, thank you for your love.